Here Are The 4 Best Movies That Are Based On A True Story
Start writing a post
Entertainment

Here Are The 4 Best Movies That Are Based On A True Story

Four highly-recommended films to watch that are based on a true story.

75
Here Are The 4 Best Movies That Are Based On A True Story
Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

If you're looking for a movie to watch, look no further than my list of the four best movies based on true stories.

1. Schindler's List (1993)

Giphy

This film, directed by Steven Spielberg, is a must-watch at some point in your life. It's the kind of movie you don't have to rewatch a bunch of times because it will be embedded into your memory. The three-hour and 15-minute film will take you on a journey through Nazi Germany during World War II. The main character, Oskar Schindler, is a member of the Nazi Party and hires Jewish workers in his factory. Schindler ends up saving around 1,000 Jewish lives. Through the film, the audience is taken through the heart-wrenching history of the Holocaust and Hitler's ruling in Germany. This movie is very educational and informative about important historical events.

2. Captain Phillips (2013)

Giphy

This film, directed by Paul Greengrass, takes the audience through the days and nights leading up to the hijacking of a U.S. cargo ship by Somali pirates in 2009. Captain Phillips, who is played by the beloved actor Tom Hanks, is taken hostage inside a lifeboat that was originally on the cargo ship. The film takes the audience through the intense days and nights that Captain Phillips and his crew experienced. The U.S. Navy was involved and was determined to get Captain Phillips home safe. This movie is a thriller and will keep you on your toes.

3. The Impossible (2012)

Giphy

This film is directed by J.A. Bayona and is based on the 2004 Tsunami that hit Southeast Asia. This film is a vacationer's and traveler's worst nightmare: a natural disaster. A family of five decide to go to Thailand for a vacation, and little did they know that a deadly Tsunami was en route. One day they were vacationers, and the next day they were all fighting for their lives. During the storm, the family got separated, which adds even more suspense to the film. The audience is taken through the traumatic experience the family had to face and the challenges they endured to stay alive.

4. Adrift (2018)

Giphy

This is a newer film directed by Baltasar Kormákur and is a love story that turned into a survival story. The main characters, Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp, fell in love and wanted to travel the world together. They embarked on a sailing trip when Hurricane Raymond hit in the middle of their journey. This film takes you through 41 days of injuries, hallucinations, no food, and a broken sailboat.


All of these films are suspenseful and will keep you on the edge of your seat. Highly recommended for your next movie night!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

55780
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less
Lifestyle

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

35958
loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets
StableDiffusion

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less
Adulting

Unlocking Lake People's Secrets: 15 Must-Knows!

There's no other place you'd rather be in the summer.

957952
Group of joyful friends sitting in a boat
Haley Harvey

The people that spend their summers at the lake are a unique group of people.

Whether you grew up going to the lake, have only recently started going, or have only been once or twice, you know it takes a certain kind of person to be a lake person. To the long-time lake people, the lake holds a special place in your heart, no matter how dirty the water may look.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Top 10 Reasons My School Rocks!

Why I Chose a Small School Over a Big University.

186883
man in black long sleeve shirt and black pants walking on white concrete pathway

I was asked so many times why I wanted to go to a small school when a big university is so much better. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure a big university is great but I absolutely love going to a small school. I know that I miss out on big sporting events and having people actually know where it is. I can't even count how many times I've been asked where it is and I know they won't know so I just say "somewhere in the middle of Wisconsin." But, I get to know most people at my school and I know my professors very well. Not to mention, being able to walk to the other side of campus in 5 minutes at a casual walking pace. I am so happy I made the decision to go to school where I did. I love my school and these are just a few reasons why.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments